Wednesday, February 17, 2010

7 months

^ Caleb on Valentine's Day

^Playing in his exersaucer

^Little Man of the House

^ He's just learned to give kisses...big slobbery ones

There are the cute pictures I promised (not that this child could ever have anything but cute pics, than again I'm a bit biased).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

This year's Valentine's Day was fun...a little stressful, since I tried to be super-mom/wife/daughter. I put a little too much on my plate, but end of the day I loved it all and probably would have done it again. Our day started off by Jacob taking baby so I could sleep in, what a guy! Then I got up and made some yummy breakfast: homemade hot chocolate, pop-tarts cut into hearts and chocolate waffles...yes chocolate waffles. Jacob loves what I call dessert, for breakfast. Then we went to church and heard a great message.

The rest of the afternoon was pretty relaxing, spending time with my boys. For dinner Jacob and I made lasagna, garlic bread and Lemony Love Potion to drink. Dessert I have to say was amaaazing! Fudge Lovers' Strawberry Truffle Cake and chocolate covered strawberries. Yummy! We ended our day watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, love that movie :)

Jacob and I had a date night the day before Valentine's Day, thought there may not be as many people out (long waits and crowded). We had dinner at HuHot a Mongolian grill, it was delicious and fun. Then we went to the movie Valentine's Day, which wasn't too sappy and fairly funny
Well, the movie actually got me thinking about something that I've had on my mind for a while. At the MOMs group that I've been going to at my church, we've had some discussions about our world now days and how different it is, and how dramatically it's changing (for the worse). It use to be that faith was intertwined and present in many aspects of life (e.g. school, government). Divorce, affairs, and homosexuality use to be social taboos. And now all these things are not only common, but they're in our face everywhere and is even in our entertainment. I did like the movie, but I was just thinking about this a lot during it. Being a parent is changing my view of the world greatly, I'm realizing how difficult it will be to raise a family with Christian values. This phrase couldn't mean more to me than it does now, we are in the world but not of the world.

To end on a happy note, I had a wonderful Valentine's day and need to get going to enjoy time with Jacob, now that Caleb is asleep. (cute pictures of him are on their way)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Spit, Spit and more spit

Caleb has recently learned to spit. First with just his lips and now his tongue. He use to do it just when he got mad at something, and now just for the fun of it. We all thought it was hilarious! About a week ago he learned he could do this while eating. The first time was with daddy, so I thought he must be doing something wrong, let me take over...but he would still spit with me. The last three days he has done it during every. single. meal. every. single. bite. Lets just say it has crossed over from being funny not funny AT all. I'm sure he's not getting any food in, its wasting it since I never get to finish a jar because I'm too frustrated, and it makes a huge mess to clean up...grrr. Here is a picture of the first time he discovered how to spit food...when we thought it was too cute.

*sigh* There I'm done with my vent. Hopefully he will learn some table manners here soon and until then, I will be wearing an apron during feedings and trying to enjoy this fun baby stage while it lasts : D (forced smile).

Monday, February 8, 2010

Caleb's update

Just got back from Caleb's doctor appointment. He currently weighs 16 lbs 7 oz and is 26 inches long. He's finally caught up to his normal growth curve, before he took the dive. Some more good news, he slept over 10 hrs last night...straight! This is the first time in well over a month. His body is finally telling him 'you've got enough food'. I just hope he keeps it up.

Caleb enjoyed his first Super Bowl yesterday, he stayed up for most of it. We had fun visiting with friends, enjoying good food, and watching the game (the commercials were more my thing...Milka-what?!).

I had better get going, enjoy time with Jacob on his day off...and before Caleb wakes up from his nap. Which by the way have been going extremely well! He's been going to sleep in his crib without being rocked and sleeping for two hours!

Be safe, to all those getting snow like us!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Its been awhile...

I was so excited when I started this blog, and it kind of got thrown to the side when things got busy. I'm going to try and be better about updating it! So here is a quick review of the last few months:

We started Caleb on solids after given the go ahead by our doctor, and boy is this child a food hound! He's loved everything we've given him and continually tries to get our food (especially our drinks, he loves cups)!

The main reason I haven't been blogging, was this last Christmas I decided I wanted to make all our Christmas presents. So, when Caleb wasn't up and needing me at that moment (which wasn't too often) I would run to the sewing machine and work work work. Leaving not much time for other things. It was a lot of work and took up a lot of time, but I really enjoyed making all the gifts. We were also planning our trip up to Washington in January to visit our families (which I think I'll do another blog on later). Christmas was an exciting time at our house, with it being Caleb's first Christmas! We tried not to go too overboard, since it was more for us than him. He got some shoes, a few toys, clothes and feeding supplies.

Caleb has had a few interesting last couple of months health wise. This may be TMI for some of you, as a mom I'm pretty use to talking about poop, spit up, feeding and all the things that go along with having a baby. He's been having...digestive issues. After our last Dr. visit with a pediatric GI specialist, they've decided its just baby constipation (which isn't something to just pass off, but is better than the other things they were thinking may have been wrong). Mixed in all this my milk supply has been going down. We found this out after his 6 month check up when he lost a bunch of weight. So we're currently working on that to get this boy back to being a healthy chunky babe!

On to more positive things, Caleb started rolling over a few weeks ago. He is all over the place now! I can no longer set him in one spot and expect to find him there later. He is playing on his own for a longer period of time and I think is finally figuring out what toys are for (besides putting in your mouth). He is very smiley and laughs in response to what you do. He also loves playing peek-a-boo.

I'm sure there is so much more that has gone on since the last post, but that's the down side to not keeping it updated. I better go play with Caleb now, but I will write more about our trip and our upcoming doctor appointment (check his weight and what not).

I hope everyone is well and safe! We miss all of you in Washington and are thinking of you often!